Nursing School: Did you GAIN or LOSE weight? - page 4

...or did you stay the same? Please add more if you like :D. I have a feeling I am going to gain, unless I plan my meals. I'm hoping that I am too busy to eat. LOL. That might help.... Read More

  1. by   SnowRain7489
    1st semester I lost alot of weight around 10 lbs or so. I lost so much because I was SO SO busy. During 2nd semester I gained weight (for alot of different reasons). My goal this upcoming year is to not buy unhealthy foods. I don't care if they are quick and easy to prepare - so what. Because if I don't have them in my apartment...I can't eat them.
  2. by   *guest*
    Same here. I just have to abstain, fully, from buying ANYTHING that is even somewhat unhealthy..or else..I WILL EAT IT! :lol:
  3. by   Cilantrophobe
    I am currently trying to overhaul my eating lifestyle for the rest of the summer and keep up on my daily vigorous walks. I gained 10 lbs last fall because I was eating Oreos every night, and now I have this terrible habit of eating cocoa puffs every night. I have heard that the more sugar you eat, the more you crave so I am trying to cut it out of my life. Except for my coffee creamer. That is the only thing I cannot change. Anyways, I start nursing school on August 24th so we'll see what happens but my plan is to plan my meals and pack my lunches. Lord help me!

    I liked the suggestion of getting up and going for a short walk to clear your head from studying. I wish I had that advice a year ago! I can't study for hours on end without going a little crazy.
  4. by   Otessa
    Neither-the same through all 4 years.
  5. by   Jewl
    I put on a little weight during school, but then would loss it after awhile. When I looked at my graduation pictures I was surprised to see how chunky I looked in the arms and face. Anyways, I lost the weight shortly after. I think you will be fine as long as you don't go crazyand eat whatever you want. Good Luck!

    Jessica
  6. by   justiceforjoy
    School = free gym (school's gym). Use it if you got it. We get an hour for lunch, so what are you wasting your time on? (eat in class or during other breaks)

    Then again, working out is only part of the battle. What you eat and how much you eat is far more important to weight management. I pack my lunches the night before and don't bring money with me for impulse food buys.

    You're going to be promoting health in other people -- start with yourself!

    For the record, my own health has improved since I started nursing school.
  7. by   Nurse_Diane
    Quote from justiceforjoy
    School = free gym (school's gym). Use it if you got it. We get an hour for lunch, so what are you wasting your time on? (eat in class or during other breaks)

    Then again, working out is only part of the battle. What you eat and how much you eat is far more important to weight management. I pack my lunches the night before and don't bring money with me for impulse food buys.

    You're going to be promoting health in other people -- start with yourself!

    For the record, my own health has improved since I started nursing school.
    :yeahthat:
  8. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    I gained about 30 pounds during nursing school. I was very stressed, and working 32+ hours a week on top of school. I've lost about 25 pounds since i started working, but I have a ways to go before my weight is anywhere near normal.
    Quote from justiceforjoy
    School = free gym (school's gym). Use it if you got it.
    My school didn't have a gym. A new building, with a gym and all of the health care classes (RN, CNA, various techs) is opening in the fall.
  9. by   vivacious1healer
    Gained about 15-20# while in nursing school....i thought it was from the stress and reaching for comfort food.
    Then the first 6-9 months of being an RN, I lost 25# because I found out what REAL stress was in caring for acutely ill people! On my feet for most of the 12 hours, running the hallways to answer the call lights in which the patient replies "get my nurse! its an emergency!!" With being a new nurse, i believed everything was an emergency! ha ha
  10. by   Mandys76RN
    Dajulieness, I almost have the same story as you! I lost 55 pounds on weight watchers 6 years ago. During my first two years of school (prerequisites) I gained about 5-8 pounds. Then nursing school started and over those two years I gained 25 pounds! I think being so inactive was the biggest contributor and snacking at the late hours of the night. I didn't pig out much, just didn't have a balanced diet and schedule. It made me sick. I just graduated on June 12th and I said enough is enough. I started weight watchers again and have lost 5 pounds in the past week and a half. I am determined to get that weight off. I also started working out to Wii Fit and Wii Active. When I don't do that I go to the beach and walk 4 miles (about twice a week). It feels so good not to be sitting on my butt studying all the time. Oh yeah, I also drove to college for the past four years an hour each way so that was an extra 2 hours a day of sitting and snacking during the boring travel time. Good luck with your weight loss everyone who gained during nursing school!
  11. by   Virgo_RN
    Gained 10lb. Stopped working out, stopped eating right. Too many hours sedentary studying, not enough sustained aerobic activity.
  12. by   itskaye
    I gained a lot of weight! But now, I am losing it slowly but surely. :-)
  13. by   sh1901
    So far I have gained. It stinks. I'm trying to turn over a new leaf this semester, but I'm a stress eater and I'm so busy studying and everything that I rarely have time to work out, so on goes the weight!!

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